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Ladd, Fred

Working name of film and television animator Fred Laderman (1927-2021), known for being among the first to bring Japanese Anime to North America by combining animated and documentary material from overseas with domestic library footage. The Space Explorers (1957) and New Adventures of the Space Explorers (1959) were based largely on Soviet films, including Space Documentaries and the animated sf film ...

Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix

UK psychedelic-rock band formed by Michael Moorcock with Graham Charnock and Steve Gilmore, based in Notting Hill, London, and taking its name from Moorcock's story collection The Deep Fix (coll 1966) as by James Colvin. Their album New Worlds Fair (1975), released by United Artists, is set in a Post-Holocaust future and ...

Castle, Jeffery Lloyd

Working name of Geoffrey Lloyd Castle (1898-1990), UK author and aeronautical engineer who served in the Royal Field Artillery and then the Royal Flying Corps during World War One, and again in the former in World War Two. He was married to the author Margery Sharp (1905-1991) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. His first sf novel, Satellite E One (1954), deals somewhat eccentrically with the scientific ...

Raymond, Ben

(?   -    ) US author of an sf novel, The Miracle of the Foomtra (1968), which involves Sex. [JC]

Mystery in Space

US Comic (first run 1951-1966). DC Comics. Publication varied between monthly and bimonthly. Editor Julius Schwartz. Writers included Otto Binder, John Broome, Bill Finger, Gardner F Fox, and Edmond Hamilton. Artists included Murphy Anderson, Sid Greene, Gil Kane, Carmino Infantino, and Bob Oskner. ...

Langford, David

(1953-    ) UK author, critic, editor, publisher and sf fan, in the latter capacity recipient of 21 Hugo awards for fan writing – some of the best of his several hundred pieces are assembled as Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man (coll 1992 chap US; much exp vt The Silence of the Langford 1996; exp 2015 ebook) as Dave Langford, edited by Ben Yalow – plus five Best Fanzine Hugos ...

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